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  •  Well Libertarianism is pretty broad. (2+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z, The Drawback

    I don't know how we avoid the true scotsman fallacy when trying to pin it down.

    There is at least a case to be made that if you think as a libertarian that all humans have fundamental rights like the right to life, and you think a fetus is a life, that the government could protect it without being anti-libertarian.

    "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."-Jessica Rabbbit

    by Common Cents on Thu May 20, 2010 at 10:38:16 AM PDT

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    •  thats true (2+ / 0-)
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      MD patriot, Matt Z

      Ive often made the left-libertarian argument for environmental protection that big corporations that pollute are a threat to individual liberty and must be stopped along with bog corporations that deny health care treatment at inflated prices.

      So I guess one could make a Right-Libertarian argument, I just think that so many Right-Libertarians are naive and promote a disturbingly absolutist worldview that is so obsessed with means that they ignore the end results of what they advocate, and that includes opposing abortion in all cases.

      •  One could make that argument... (2+ / 0-)
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        MD patriot, The Drawback

        ...but among most Libertarians that's probably too much  (a) state intervention into a business transaction (which is why Libertarians are mostly sympathetic to legalization of controlled substances) and (b) restrictive of individual liberty.

        Then again, that would assume one is trying to be consistent with Libertarian ideology. The Pauls are simply riding the label for all its worth, and are probably indifferent to being consistent.

        "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

        by Egalitare on Thu May 20, 2010 at 10:54:47 AM PDT

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      •  Anti-choice is a religious view (2+ / 0-)
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        Matt Z, The Drawback

        that is contradicted by science. There can be no "anti-choice libertarians", as that would involve forcing of certain religious tenets upon the unwilling.

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